For five years, Earth ruled Hathe, taking what they needed, especially the energy-rich mineral, urgonium it must have to survive. For five years, the Hathians kept their world safe by hiding behind a façade, posing as subservient peasants and pretending all the wealth and knowledge of Hathe had vanished. Then came the time for Hathe to fight back, and for the Terrans to learn how wrong they were.
Surviving the peace was always going to be tough for lovers caught on opposite sides. Hamon Radcliff of Earth and Marthe an Castre of Hathe did whatever was needed to protect their home worlds during the war. But the end to the war can’t banish hate and anger. When Marthe and Hamon become the target of all that bottled up bitterness, peace time becomes downright dangerous.
This gripping conclusion to part one of the Hathe series is a must read for fans of epic science fiction laced with adventure, romance, and cut throat politics. A “brilliantly woven loyalty-torn tale” (Ind’Tale Magazine), PAY THE PIPER was a finalist in the 2016 Romance Writers of Australia RUBY awards.